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The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

Last updated: 25 July, 2023

Located mid-mountain at Northstar, this is a hotel for skiers who want to be in the thick of the ski scene – the slopes are on the doorstep, and to access the village guests simply hop on the Highlands Gondola.

The hotel manages to be supremely luxurious and cosy at the same time; instead of a traditional lobby, there is a massive living room, with comfy armchairs and fireplaces – the perfect spot for a post-ski cocktail. Rooms have a cosy cabin feel, with plaid curtains, big cushions and throws.

A ski valet has guests’ boots warmed and ready to go upon request, and takes their gear the moment they no longer need it. Skiers can unwind in the heated outdoor pools and the 17,000-square-foot slope-side spa, with its array of pampering treatments.

About the resort

Northstar California (previously Northstar-at-Tahoe) is a laid-back, family-friendly resort located just north of Squaw Valley, on the northern end of Lake Tahoe.

Beginner and intermediate skiers will love it here, with tons of terrain to choose from – around 60% of the trails are graded for intermediate skiers. Freestyle skiers will also be in their element – Northstar is renowned for its snowparks and pipes (the resort is the training ground for Shaun White, three-time Olympic champion in halfpipe).


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering

Ski facilities

Close to lift
Ski in ski out
Shuttle to slopes
Ski rentals onsite
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed